Friday, April 27, 2012

Color Combos Galore - Palette 227

Again, couldn't resist playing along over at CCG, loved the combo that Janet put together, so soft and pretty. Although I have to admit when playing along at a colour site I think I spend more time searching for the perfectly matched colour that thankfully I make up when I do the layout. Otherwise I'd be lucky if I get a page a week completed. Which is fortunate that Janet has now changed the site giving you 2 weeks for a page and then another 2 weeks to complete a card.

The three soft colours were a bit of struggle to capture on camera, fortunately it was raining today so no direct sunlight to bounce the light of the lighter colours, there was just enough sun behind the cloud to get a half decent shot. I decided to use the "Lavender" and "Gray" as my focal colours and used them in both the light and darker shades of the colours.

The background paper is a really old design I'm talking at least 6 yrs old from the Nostalgiques "The Attic Collection" by Rebecca Sower she was so way before her time.The thing I love about this paper is that there is no mess from gesso or texture paste and yet it looks like it has all those products on it.Well I got a little mess I still stippled some of the lavender shades on the background.

I have distressed both photos and the edges of the background paper, machine and hand stitched on my page.
As for the designers challenge I have used mesh quite a few times on my pages but decided to look for a different type of element and I thought the mesh in the bassinet fitted the challenge perfectly.

I added some little punched hearts around the page, then thought wouldn't it be great to have a little heart stamp when I remembered that I have a Quickutz stamp kit. So I made my own from the punch and stamped then randomly on the page.

Products used: Kaiser "Madame Boutique" "Timeless" , Basic Grey "Whats Up", Dusty Attic Blooms & Chipboard, LYB Backyard Trim PP, Cosmo Cricket Carton Girls Chipboard Stickers, K & CO Alphas, Jo Sonja Paints, QK Circles dies, Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch, Superfine glitter, Buttons handmade from Ivana Camdzic, Prima flowers.

Well I hope everyone is having a great day and its not wet and miserable like it is here, if you have some time why not pop on over to CCG and check out the beautiful creations from the Design Team.

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  1. Love all the softness.All the scrummy details. Love it all. Adorable daughter.

  2. Love all the scrummy details here...and you have captured a softness.Great paper...with out mess...but it is such fun getting the hands grubby. Love it. Wonderful photo

  3. Okay Fi... I think you are really genius!!! This muted colors... I can never work on it!!!! But you nailed it my friend... Your style are simply amazing!!! Great Inspirational ... You are !!! hugs..xoxo

  4. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it!

  5. Brilliant Fi! You are so right - RS was so way ahead of her time - actually I had forgotten all about her!!

  6. Beautifully done Fi! Way, way, WAY to go on those colors! Your product choices are right on the nail, so beautifully done! Love the softness of Tayla's photo, so sweet. Digging the confetti hearts too!

  7. Sooo Beautiful, Fi! the background paper is awesome love how look it(effect)
    definitly this lady was so way before her time. So cute your photos.
    Wonderful work! Take care! :)

  8. here in Holland the weather is also very wet and miserable! nothing but rain all day...blehhhh! looks like fall instead of spring!
    but perfect for scrapping though!
    totally LOVE this page Fi!
    enjoy your weekend!
    Ingrid xxx

  9. Hey Fi this page turned out great! Love how you put together the colour pallettes - its very inspiring! The attention to detail is fantastic! Noice!

  10. Just breathtaking! So soft and dreamy...a perfect page for those adorable photos :)

  11. What a gorgeous page! Love your take on the CCG color combo & all the added textures & just the overall design! The photos are precious--just an overall fabulous page!

  12. oh holy crap (can i say that) this is stunning! so glad someone else keeps & uses their old stash too! sometimes those old papers are just perfect for a project! this whole layout is seriously stunning.. the whole #%*# thing! ~R